Foreign Secy flies to Herat to review security

Foreign Secy flies to Herat to review security

A week after the attack on Indian consulate on Herat, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday flew to Afghanistan’s Herat to review the security situation for the Indian establishment.

She flew to Herat in the morning and met Governor Syed Fazullah Wahedi, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha and other senior officials to take stock of the situation, one week after the attack in which four terrorists were killed.

Her visit lasted for a few hours. She also met the ITBP security personnel who repelled the attack on May 23.

Days after the attack Afghan President Hamid Karzai stated as per information given to his government by a Western intelligence agency, that the perpetrators of the Herat attack belonged to the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Situated in north western part of Afghanistan, Herat is over 800 km from capital Kabul. After the attack, security at the Indian Embassy in Kabul and consulates in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif and Khandhar besides Herat has been beefed up and a high alert sounded to all Indian assets based across Afghanistan.

India is constructing Salma hydroelectric and irrigation dam project at a cost of about $ 200 million in Herat province.

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